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Of course, Rajon Rondo may have just declared his return date. Nevertheless, while Rondo's injury stopped him temporarily from being on the floor, his injury has not stopped him from being a leader.

In an interview the Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes, Rondo explained his role while he couldn't contribute on the floor:

"Just trying to keep guys confident and positive, just keep being a vocal leader out there, what I can do from the sideline," he said.

Rondo's teammates affirmed his success as a verbal leader:

"He's one of the most positive guys in the locker room," said Avery Bradley. He continued, "It's hard, not only being a young team, but going through adversity sometimes, guys can go their separate ways, but having veterans like him and Keith [Bogans] and Gerald [Wallace], they've been keeping us all together and letting us know that if we just keep working, we can turn this thing around."

When asked if it helps knowing Rondo will be back soon Bradley replied:

"We would love to have Rondo back, but the main thing for him is just getting comfortable and heal all the way. That's all we want for him. We're his brothers and we want him to come back 100 percent, because we know he's going to bring a lot to this team."

Regardless if you are looking for wins or tanking, it is hard not to get excited to see the uniquely awesome spectacle that is Rajon Rondo. In the mean time, it's great to hear he can contribute off the floor.

Austin Gill 1/14/2014 09:00:00 AM Edit
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